Events

Aug
18
2022

Award-Winning NE Premiere play comes to Pawtucket

Theatre

Event Summary

Pawtucket's Burbage Theatre Co invites you to the New England premiere of Ayad Akhtar's Kennedy Prize Award-winning play "JUNK". August 18 - September 11

Event Description

After years of anticipation, Burbage Theatre Co closes their 10th season with the New England premiere Ayad Akhtar’s award-winning Junk. Set amidst a financial civil war in the 1980s spanning the US from Los Angeles to Wall Street, this gripping, fast-paced thriller explores the dynamics of money, greed, and power from an ever-shifting assortment of perspectives. Based on true events, Junk is as ambitious as it is accessible.

Junk runs from August 18 through September 11 at the Wendy Overly Studio Theatre, 59 Blackstone Avenue, Pawtucket, RI.

“After literal years of waiting for the right moment, it is finally happening. Based on a true story, Junk is The West Wing meets The Wolf of Wall Street — fast-paced, gripping, and expansive. A sprawling epic about the J.P. Morgans and Rockefellers of the 1980s — making and breaking rules in uncharted financial territory while creating vast sums of nigh incomprehensible wealth — Junk examines the advent of debt as an asset through the lens of the first hostile takeover of a corporation on the Dow-Jones. This play is precisely balanced — complex and nuanced, but straightforward and simple, electrifying in scope and pace, not without a deep sense of compassion, and certainly not without a touch of trademarked irreverence — but of a different sort than you’re used to at Burbage. In the face of the extraordinary Junk remains an unbiased take on the people who make the world and their dubious motivations — is morality possible when money is the game? Audiences are left to examine shades of gray where maybe there was once only black and white. For this reason, among many, this play is art of the highest caliber. We’re thrilled to bring Junk to our stage with such a massive ensemble of excellent actors, both seasoned Burbage veterans and new faces alike. Don’t miss it.” — Jeff Church, Artistic Director

Price

General Admission - USD 30.0

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Pawtucket's Burbage Theatre Co invites you to the New England premiere of Ayad Akhtar's Kennedy Prize Award-winning play
Venue

59 Blackstone Ave
59 Blackstone Avenue
Pawtucket
US
02860

Contact

Jeff Church
jeff.church.jr@gmail.com
4013235323

Starts:
18-08-2022
23:30

Ends:
11-09-2022
18:00